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secretary. congratulations, harry reid, you built this. barack obama killed osama bin laden so republicans are killing the post office. thom hartmann joins us on that. republicans are still fighting each other. it is like a civil war with the south fighting the south. and eliot spitzer is with us tonight which is historic because you know conan's not going on jay. today is the birthday of carl bernstein, florence henderson is 79. also the birthday of keller and somewhere, somehow jimmy hoffa is celebrating his 100th birthday. we celebrate valentine's day to publicly demonstrate your affection with crap. this is "viewpoint." >> john: good evening, i'm john fuglesang. coming up, another state moves a big step closer to approving american equality and another conservative moves a big step closer to having a heart attack over it. bp pays billions in fines for the gulf oil spill then gets billions more in government contracts. lindsey graham announce he will continue to block lady gaga's tour until she provides more answers about benefit -- benghazi. >>> starting with the senate and majority le
obama's pick for secretary of defense? or is it the man the american people have chosen? is it about a confirmation or a desperate push to undermine the president's second term? listen to those attacking senator hagel, and you hear the yelps of pain this motley crew of neocons and right-wingers from the sun belt feel even though from the american people's choice of last november. what they hate, despise really, is the fact now in the history books that the american people in great numbers reject their war-like jingoistic notions of what america stands for. their problem is not with obama's choice for a cabinet appointment. their problem is with america's choice of who it wants to be president, who it wants deciding what we should be doing in this world. obama works for peace. he works hard for it. this crowd has other ideas. and that's "hardball" for now. happy valentine's, everybody. what a day. and thanks for being with us tonight. "the ed show" with ed schultz starts right now. >>> good evening, americans. and welcome to "the ed show" from new york. i get some backup tonight. jame
on and take your calls at 866-55-press, and actually, there is a lot going on. president obama on the road again today, going to chicago and then down to west palm beach beach, florida where he will spend president's day weekend. for the first time in history, republicans have used a filibuster to block the nomination of a defense secretary. so we are in a war, and we have nobody running the pentagon. thank you, republicans. and meetteorites strike a town in russia's ural mountains. let's get the update from lisa ferguson standing buy out in los angeles. >> hey, bill good morning, everyone. president obama is on the road but first off he is hosting the italian president who is ending his term in. this will serve as a fairrewell. he will speak at hyde park academy about his state of the union address and his plans to strengthen the middle class. he is spending time until palm city, florida. the president is pushing his plan for universal pre-school this week. but that could run into road blocks thanks to republican lawmakers who say early learning programs a
president obama takes a closer look at preschool education. >>> good morning. danger from space today. a falling meteorite, in russia, the trail was seen streaking across the countsky east of mos. it caused explosion and damaged some buildings. at least three people have been hospitalized in serious conditions. most of the injuries were caused by broken glass. the meteorite may be connected with the asteroid closer to earth today. the asteroid called da-14 will zoom past us below the orbit of satellite. the closest approach in more than a century. it poses no danger to us. >>> days-long ordeal has finally come to an end for the 4200 aboard the carnival cruise ship "triumph." nbc's mark potter is in mobile where he watched the ship come in. mark, good morning, what did you hear from passengers coming off of that ship last night. >> reporter: the passengers said they're very glad to be off that ship and on terra firma. most said the living conditions, sanitary conditions, grew possibly worst and became unbearable. some said they were most worried, though, early on, at the time of the fi
what we should be doing in this world. obama works for peace. he works hard for it. this crowd has other ideas. and that's "hardball" for now. happy valentine's, everybody. what a day. and thanks for being with us tonight. "the ed show" with ed schultz starts right now. >>> good evening, americans. and welcome to "the ed show" from new york. i get some backup tonight. james carville is here to explain why it's still the economy, stupid. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> we've got to make sure hard work's rewarded with a wage that you can live on and raise a family on. >> the president demands fairness. but even his call for a $9 minimum wage is way off. tonight, the great james carville on how american workers are getting stiffed and what the democrats can do about it. breaking news. wealthy tax fat cats who have got offshore bank accounts, especially in switzerland, beware. i'll tell you why today's announcement from the white house is a major blow for tax evaders. plus, the historic filibuster of the president's pick for defense secretary reaches a boiling point. >> we
, is it time for a breakup? >>> president obama's nominee for defense secretary chuck hagel has the 51 votes needed in the senate for confirmation. today he actually needed 60 to control republican procedural hurdle that would allow the vote on his nomination to actually take place. he got 58 votes. hagel came up two votes short of what he needed. today he will eventually have those votes. that's for sure. >> we can get this issue resolved on the day that we return from the recess. certainly there is, i believe, sufficient votes to invoke cloture at that time. >> when we get back, unless there's a real bombshell, i vote for cloture and move on to his nomination. >> that's right. senators john mccain and lindsey graham will vote to end debate on the confirmation of chuck hagel, eventually, but today, they just didn't feel like it. they towed the party line and voted to block hagel's nomination. the procedural vote failed 40-58 with one senator voting present and one senator not voting. 54 democrats voted in favor as did four republicans. no cabinet member nominated for a national security pos
is likely to further strain partisan tensions less than a month into president obama's second term. >> my expectation and hope is that chuck hagel, who richly deserves to get a vote on the floor of the senate will be confirmed as our defense secretary. it's just unfortunate that this kind of politics intrudes at a time when i'm still presiding over a war in afghanistan. >> there are still questions outstanding. i believe that senators have the right to have those questions answered. >> some senators say they want to examine information regarding u.s. consulate attack in benghazi. some say after next week's recess, though, hagel will be ultimately confirmed. >>> during a live streaming google hangout chat thursday president obama defended his administration's use of drones in the war on terror insisting everything the government has done is legal. he did admit the public should know more about how that program works. >> what i think is absolutely true is that it is not sufficient for citizens to just take my word for it that we're doing the right thing. >> a classified memo recently reveal
president obama's about to take the stage to talk about two of the top priorities from his state of the union speech, jobs and guns. we expect him to connect the need for jobs as a way to get young people off the streets and out of trouble. right now you're looking at some video of cleopatra pendleton. she's the mother of the young girl struck down by gunmen in chicago a few weeks ago, right around the time of the inauguration after she performed at president obama's inaugural. she's one of the guests there for president obama's visit. we'll be going there to chicago as soon as mr. obama starts speaking. but first i want to bring in our chris cuomo who was in chicago right now. he's going to tell us a little bit about what we should expect from the president and what he'll be talking about. obviously, chris, gun violence has been a major issue in chicago for many, many months now and the president has been called to this question, why hasn't he dealt with more forcibly in his remarks in a few moments, chris? >> reporter: that's right. it sets off in the '80s where he began his ca
is number one on the list? >> barack obama. >> thank you. next story, please. >> impeach impeachment. until we get a new president it will just get worse. this doesn't surprise me that the numbers were high in dc. what does surprise me was new york city is not high on the list. if there is an area where power and glory and all of that and money and having a hot girl on your arm new york is about that quite a bit. >> i tried it in new york. the hotels are so expensive. >> is that the problem? that is a great point. >> dc is probably expensive too. >> dc you can drive to virginia or maryland. >> that's a good point. john, two of the top cities are austin and houston and in your home state. apparently it is don't mess with texas, but mess around in texas. >> oh you're welcome. >> oil people, lots of money, lots of action. >> are you saying they are made of oil? that would be weird. >> they are moid of oil money just like al gore. and then austin i assume this is going on because of liberals. austin is a big liberal city and that's what liberals do. al gore yuns -- once again. need i remind you
to the six people with died protecting children at sandy hook elementary school. president obama will present them to surviving family members at a white house ceremony today. presidential citizen medals are given to four teachers, the school principal and a psychologist all gunned down december 14 trying to protect the children in their care. the 20-year-old shooter killed himself. >> we will learn more soon about the mysterious 2001 murder of the congressional intern from modesto. a judge in the washington, dc, ordered scripts from hearings of december and january be released to the public in a week. the closed hearings could signal problem with the prosecution of the defendant, the illegal immigrant from el salvador was convicted in 2010 of murdering levy who had a relationship with a local congressman. >> the cost of deporting undocumented students. a berkeley math whiz crunches the numbers. >> are the days numbered for th >> it is now 4:51, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit of the city of oakland to keep the largest medical marijuana dispensary open and ruled that the center can contin
, john boehner and barack obama are on the rocks. and we're two weeks away from going off a cliff, kind of. tonight i'll tell you why this time, that kind of love does not stink. that is a good thing. welcome i am neil cavuto, forget the chocolate, rip up the roses, no way these t parties will work this out, miles apart, i think that john boehner just said he is spent, out of here, and cupid can stick an arrow up his you know what, he didn't really say that, but that is kind of where things stand. now before you think that is the en of the world, and the spending cuts, over 10 years, hit us hard in two weeks, i'm here to tell you, relax, sometimes recognizing a bad rape for what it is, -- a bad relationship for what it is, is a good thing. and republicans risking more spending cuts could be a good thing, bring on this sequestration thing, weadock worse, i think we are. to ford oconnelly, on whether the washington disconnecttion could be good. >> i think it is good, john bain are playing hard to get on valentine's day, saying democrats and senate can negotiateo with president obama, then
that the obama administration must first get some more questions about its handling of the terrorist attack on the u.s. embassy in benghazi, libya last september. the vote to move forward with hage;s nomination fell just short of the needed 60 votes to break a filibuster and head to an actual vote. president obama use the social media site google + hangout to express his frustration. >> >> senate majority whip burkdick durbim office says the senate will take up another vote to move forward on hagel confirmation on tuesday, february 26th. senator john mccain says expect him to be confirmed. >> the federal aviation minister is and is looking for sites to test fly drones. the plan to create six drone test sites around the country. the goal is to allow widespread use of unmanned aircraft by 2015, but the faa is well behind on that deadline. not everyone is in favor of increasing the number of drones in the sky. privacy advocates worry that the widespread drone usually to subsurveillance society in which the public is constantly monitored. >> we will soon know more about what happened in a seale
house, president obama will award citizens medals to the six adults killed in the newtown school shooting. the sedge educators who died dedicated their -- six educators who died dedicated their lives to the school and the community. a dozen other americans will be awarded the presidential citizens' medal at the white house today. >>> senate republicans successny blocked a vote on president obama's nominee for secretary of defense, chuck hagel. coming up at 7:15, what this means for the current defense secretary, leon panetta. yesterday was supposed to be his last day on the job. he says he's looking forward to coming back to monterey to take care of his ranch. >> yeah. >>> a lot of people are off. they don't have to work like you and i. it's presidents day. you are still watching the commute. >> that's right. i'm gonna be here on monday, too. >> i know you will be here, too. it will be the same even better on monday. some people don't have to go to work. some people will. we're looking at the commute on some of the major freeways. there are people out there, westbound on 80 as yo
in compensation, and discounts on future cruises. >>> playing politics. president obama calls out republicans after a vote is delayed on the confirmation of former senator chuck hagel as the next defense secretary. yesterday the senate blocked the vote which now will take place february 26th. instead, question the deadly raid on libya. joining us now to see where we are is a staff writer at roll call. good to see you again. where are we right now? >> as you're saying, we're kind of in a delay. the indication is from senate republicans that in fact, senator hagel, former senator hagel will have the 60 votes needed to overcome a filibuster threat and to limit debate after the presidents day recess, which the senate is gone off on for a week. looks like we're basically in a delay that does not have a particular cause. there are questions that they still want answered on the republican side about a couple of different issues about financial disclosures and about benghazi. there were more questions there. but ultimately at the end of the day it looks like senator hagel will be confirmed and will
railings people have been camping out on the deck to get out away from the smell. president obama was in atlanta today. part of his road trip - to push his initiatives for his second term. he says he wants to make preschool available to all 4-year-olds. he visited a childhood education center and joked that he had to be home at the white house tonight -- in time for a valentine's day date with his wife. tomorrow the president will be traveling again -- this time in his hometown of chicago. the president is not happy about the fact that a confirmation vote for chuck hagel as defense secretary has been delayed. hagel is a former republican senator and a decorated vietnam veteran. filibuster fell two votes short. republicans are holding up the confirmation -- while demanding information on how the administration handled the attack on the u.s. diplomatic mission indemocrats call the hold-up "tragic." just in -- we are getting unedited were retiring after 18 months on the job he said he can't wait to get back to his california home. are first look at what type of health plans people c
.org. >>> we have another big story developing this morning. chuck hagel, president obama's pick to run the pentagon, will be in limbo a little while longer. attempts to break a republican fiphillfilibuster failed in the. hagel's confirmation will have to wait until after congress returns from a ten-day recess. democrats accuse gop senators of putting politics before national security. dana bash on the setback for the obama administration. >> on this vote, the yea are 58, nays 40. the motion is not agreed to. >> reporter: chuck hagel fell short of the 60 votes needed to be defense secretary. >> not a secretary in the history of defense has been filibustered. never ever. >> reporter: some say hagual e hagel -- >> we have a responsibility to consider the nominee. a number of the republican senators have questions. >> reporter: but democrats see it another way. that republicans are dragging their feet on hagel in order to look for more information to bring him down. let's not hide behind a filibuster. let's have the courage, vote yes or vote no. don't hide behind parliamentary tricks. >> r
, saying blocking a raise proposed by president obama will save $11 billion and well compensated federal employees can afford it. but democrats and even a few republicans say federal workers are be singled out for punishment by anti-government lawmakers. >> what is next for the carnival cruise line passengers and the cruise liner trying to clean up a major p.r. mess? and a major warning for anyone who bought jewelry at costco. >> good morning, carnival may have to come up with more than refunds, discounts and $500 for passenger to make up for thousands of passengers stuck at sea for days in the gulf of mexico. crisis management consultant says carnival needs to come up with use visible sign they are making improvements or it will have a long term image problem. the operator of website says fires on ships happen up to four time as year and investigators to look to see if there is a pattern. >> if you bought what you thought was a diamond ring at costco it could be a counterfeit rings have nothing to do with tiffany. >> staples will sell apple products after holding a meeting to announce t
. the vote means the process will be on hold while lawmakers take a week-long break. mr. obama called the isn't the's tactics unfortunate politics. >>> the president had to hustle home from a stop at a georgia preschool today. he was there to pitch his plan to increase access to early education. but he told the crowd that he had a valentine's date tonight that he could not break. he promised the first lady dinner out at a d.c. restaurant. he also joked that it's easier to get flowers for his wife now with the rose garden right outside his door. >> it's convenient. >>> we have bahum bug for the holidays, but what do they say? the greeting card companies haven't come up with anything yet, but mike shows us, maybe they should. >> it started as a nerdy little kid who never got valentine's. still never got them,. >> i hate, hate, hate valentine's day. >> that was a few years and a couple hair styles ago. i still hate valentine's day. i'm not alone. >> pure commercialism. i feel sorry for people who don't have too much money, but pressured to buy things for valentine's day. >> reporter: 18.5
's looking old. you know what he looks like in this picture? the 102-year-old grandma that obama pointed out at the state-of-the-union speech. he looks just like the grandma. >> mariah carey posted photos last night on twitter, getting ready to go out for valentine's day. they are the most ridiculous photos of her in her bathtub, in her house, big old bubble bath. she brought the dog in the tub with her. >> where's nick cannon? >> he doesn't get in on that. that's the part that bothers me. >> he's underneath her with a scuba tank. >> i love her. >> i kinda like her, too, for this. >> she's like gwyneth paltrow but not as vixy about it. >> gwyneth paltrow wants it to be serious. >> her group was all about valentine's day for one and she recommended you buy this book called cooking for one, all recipes for one person. so ridiculous. >> what did you make? >> that was mean. >> wow. >> i was kidding! >> oh, my god. >> you guys do that to me. >> you don't know anything about me. >> i was just kidding. ok. >> coming up, leann rimes is suing her dentist because he messed up her teeth. >> did you see
to be the next secretary of statement president obama is accusing them of, quote, playing politics in a time of war. republicans say they want more time to study speeches hagel gave after he left the senate in 2008. he has sparked controversy with his comments regarding israel and iran. this would mark the first time a national security nominee has ever faced a filibuster. >>> he made headlines as the first double amputee to compete in the olympics. and now oscar pristorius is making headlines as a killer. he's charged with murdering his supermodel girlfriend. she was shot four times inside his house in a gated community. police dismissed earlier reports that he had surprised her and that she thought he was an intruder. >> he made olympic history last summer when he became the first double amputee to compete in the olympics. he is due in court tomorrow. >>> something needs to be done. i've said it before. it's the job of the congress, whomever. >> that was cleo patrick howling. her daughter was murdered just one week after she and her band performed at the inauguration parade in washington.
a lawsuit that is trying trying to lock the obama administration from taking over the property rented by the harborside health sister. they filed procedures in october against harborside landlord on the grounds of selling marijuana violated federal law. the city claims they operated within laws. the judge found oakland had no standing in the case. the trial could start in a few months. >>> the man accused of plotting to blow up a bank was in court today. matthew llaneza is charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. he was in court today for a bail hearing. he was granted a continuous for next month. matthew llaneza was arrested friday as part of a 20 month long -- 2 month long fbi sting. he tried to detonate a fake car bomb outside of a bank of america branch. >> authorities announced they have identified the remains of chris dorner. identification was made through dental records. the sheriff's department spokeswoman didn't give a cause of death. chris dorner's remains were found inside a cabin which burned to the ground after s.w.a.t. teams tossed tear gas in. he is
figures expected to be included in next month's budget proposal. >> president obama channels fdr with a tech twist and the latest in the war between tesla and the "new york times". >> good afternoon. tesla's ceo has written a new blog posting in response to a "new york times" article saying that the model s ran out of charge. in the blog post today, it writes the battery never ran out of energy at any time. he published votes qoets suggesting and broder just post aid response sticking to his story and saying tesla personnel gave conflicting directions during his trip. >> an droid extending it's lead over apple and the devices have more than 70% market share in the 4th quarter up from 53% in the last year, apple's market share tipped and shipments of iphones were up, black berry and windows phoned totals less than 6% combined. news warren buffet will buy heinz helped calm concerns over the economy. a popular 1990s toy is making a come back, this time as an app. it features an old screen touch mode and is available >> americans got a chance to hang out with president obama on a goo
arson charges. >> honored with a trip to the white house. president obama recognized two people from our area for their community service. today maria gomez, and terry shima received the 2012 presidential citizens medal. a total of 18 americans got the award. today the president told recipients, this is one of his favorite events. >> because it's a moment when, as a people we get to recognize some extraordinary men and women who have gone above and beyond very rarely for the profit. >> the six women killed during the sandy hook elementary school shooting were also honored today. family members accepted their medals. >>>. the best-selling rapper arrested, and the controversy over what police did next. the so-called blade runner sobbing. what authorities revealed. >>> plus -- >> if you don't do your research, you will be fleeced. >> the new way airlines are charges their fees, how to avoid wasting your hard-earned money. >> can video games lead to violence? what the research shows about an >>> "news4 at 4" is back in seconds. >>> this afternoon prosecutors say a woman jailed on a home burg
needed to advance the confirmation. the holdup, unrelated questions about president obama's actions following the attack in benghazi, libya. >> i think that is a sufficient period of time to get answers to outstanding questions and i think senator hagel after that period of time deserves a vote and up or down vote on his nomination. >> following the delay president obama spoke out against the filibuster but said he's confident hagel will eventually win confirmation. >>> to virginia where a new handgun law is closer to becoming law to keep the name of concealed handgun permit holders private. originally only applicants' names were shielded but the house expanded the bill to cover all permit holders. the bill is now headed to the governor's desk. >>> a student accused of a hoax has been ordered to undergo a psychic evaluation. brian hairston is accused of calling 911 last month reporting seeing a gunman on campus. the school was placed on lockdown. federal authorities charged hairston with knowingly making false statements. university police charged the 20-year-old with falsely summon
are in a moment of real possibility. president obama and his administration have a partner to tribal sovereignty who believes in a right to determine our course and understands what we've always known to be true, the indian nations are best government for indian people. [applause] this partisanship, partnership extends throughout the federal government on both sides of the aisle because indian issues are not partisan issues. the result has had a measurable impact. today, more trades are managing resources instead of managing poverty programs. residents of rural oklahoma transfer health facilities first because they offer the best services around. other governments see traditional knowledge of resources, non-native people com2 s. for jobs and educational opportunities in companies partner with us to set it in businesses and reservations. it's no wonder more highly skilled and educated native young people are coming back to serving our communities as doctors, lawyers, teachers, engineers, entrepreneurs and revitalizing our economies, tribes are key players in america's economic recovery. my tribe.
of time deserves a cloture vote and an up-or-down vote on his nomination. >> president obama says republicans are playing politics with national security during wartime and says hagel will eventually be confirmed. >>> coming up next on fox 5 morning news, warmer weather, the crack of the bat, you can almost smell spring around the corner, coh, yeah. baseball time. it's almost here. the nats are stepping up to the plate down in florida getting ready for their first full squad practice at spring training. >>> first, let's talk -- check in, rather, with tucker barnes. i got it the eventually i'll get it together. >> it's friday, wisdom, you can say whatever you want. we got clear skies out there, lots going on today, tonight and tomorrow weather wise. you're going to want to hear about it and julie wright has your traffic too. we'll do it right after the break. ♪ i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! my bowl, my spoons! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain c
. >>> president obama is criticizing senate republicans who are blocking the nomination of chuck hagel. the president made the announcement on google. gop senators are blocking hagel's confirmation vote from moving forward. the filibuster vote is unprecedented. but senate republicans say they plan to go forward with an up or down vote after they come back from a 10 daybreak. since the democrats have the majority, hagel should be confirmed. >>> the board voted late last night to chose crest view elementary school. many feel it'll be a great disappointment for kids who lost their homes to a fire. the plan is to close crest moor elementary at the end of this school year. >>> we're with police as they crack down on cab drivers. the dangers riders face and may not even know it. >>> up first a rare sight inside the walls of a bay area jail. the song and dance that carries a heavy message. >>> people around the world spent their valentine's day dancing to end domestic violence including one place you might not expect. >> and pump it up. >> reporter: dozens of inmates at the san francisco coun
have slept there, including both roosevelts, both bushes, and obama. it's $195 a night. >> disturbing a little bit. >> not at the same time. >> $195 a night if you use the promo code lincoln. the reason why it's called lincoln stayed here is because all the cast and crew from the steven spielberg's movie stayed there where they filmed it. >> amazing movie. >> san diego is also another spot. >> san diego out here on the west coast, downtown. the u.s. grant, 14 u.s. presidents have slept there, and they have a sweetheart night in deal for $210 a night, and everybody gets an in room movie credit and an in room build your own dessert bar. >> fun. >> again, san diego, you have the zoo. you have lego land. so much to do. >> yes. >> always great weather. >> what if you want to go back to the east coast? >> why would you want to? >> good point. >> if somebody actually wanted to, why would they? >> a lot of people don't realize that upstate new york has over 100 wineries. >> great wine. really great wine. >> there you go. >> it's within a five hour drive of approximately 25% of the u.s. popula
town for a week-long break. republicans say they wanted more information on the obama administration's actions during the attack on the u.s. diplomatic mission in benghazi, libya. >>> meanwhile the illinois senate has voted to legalize gay marriage. the vote advances proposal to make the state the tenth in the nation allowing same-sex couples to wed. the valentine's day vote came amid concerns for republicans the bill would force religious organizations to perform same- sex marriage ceremonies. the bill moves to the house where democrats hold a majority. >> will you pay more to fly because of a mega-merger? in the consumerwatch, how the partnership between american and u.s. airways could affect your airfares. >> while florist and chocolate shops profit from off valentine's day how some bay area businesses are targeting those who hate the holiday. am i allergic to any medications? i don't know. last immunization shots? really? honey, what's my blood pressure medicine called? one time i took something and i blew up like a puffer fish. i'm pr
at his post on the hill. we're hearing from the president now, right? that's right. president obama says chuck hagel is imminently qualified to be secretary of defense. in a google plus hangout late today the commander and chief sounded irritated by the process. >> the notion that we would see an unprecedented filibuster, just about unprecedented. we have never had a secretary of defense filibustered before. >> um-huh. >> there is nothing in the constitution that says that somebody should get 60 votes. there are only a handful of instances in which there has been any kind of filibuster of anybody. >> even though outgoing secretary of defense leon panetta says he will stay on until hagel is confirmed. senate majority leader harry reid who likes panetta called him as lame as a duck can be, shep? >> shepard: republicans say they are not trying to kill this nomination so what are they trying to do? >> that's right. republicans say that the democrats didn't seem to mind a 60 vote requirement when president bush was in office o. and they were his nominees. leading republicans say bottom line i
filibuster. unprecedented for defense nominee. president obama says they are putting politics ahead of national security. >> i'm still presiding over a war in afghanistan and need a secretary of defense who is coordinating with allies to make sure our troops are getting the kind of strategy and mission they deserve. >> mean tooil, the president returns home to chicago today for the last in a series of campaign style events. this week they are focused for plans on the economy and education that he outlined in the state of the union address. gun violence also on the agenda when the president speaks to a chicago high school. dan lothian live at the white house with a preview. homecoming of sorts, dan. >> the president will be speaking at hyde park academy, and as you pointed out, the main focus will be the economy. but the president will be talking about gun violence in a city that last year had almost 2500 shootings and more than 500 murders, and, of course, you have the high-profile murder of 15-year-old hadiya pendleton, whose parents attended the state of the union address. the pre
chuck todd has the very latest. >> reporter: good morning. president obama is and thi stan chuck hagel. as the former senate nominees put up the road block not only to kill the nomination, but also delay it. the yays are 58, nays are 40. one senator announced present. >> reporter: with that senate vote, chuck hagel came short of a 60-vote, and stalling his confirmation vote by two weeks. president obama was emphatic in his defense of the em battled nominee. >> chuck hagel who richly it was to get a vote on the floor of the senate will be confirmed as our defense secretary. it's unfortunate that this kind of politics intrudes at a time when i'm still presiding over a war in afghanistan. >> reporter: some republicans want more time because they say hagel hasn't provided enough information on speeches he gave in the last five years. others want more information from the president about benghazi. ultimately, hagel's issues with the former gop colleagues are personal. >> there's a lot of ill-will towards senator hagel because when he was a republican he attacked president bush mercilessly a
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